Before heading home for the holidays, Senator Claire McCaskill voted against a once-in-a-generation tax relief package that has been projected to deliver an average $2,059 tax cut to the median-income family of four.
In addition, companies employing thousands of hard-working Missourians announced that they would give their workers bonuses and higher pay as a result of the tax reform bill passing — no thanks to McCaskill:
Boeing: The aerospace giant and the state’s “largest manufacturer” employing 14,700 employees throughout the state announced that it would invest “$300 million in employee-related spending and charitable donations.”
Wells Fargo: The bank will hike its minimum wage 11% to $15 per hour. According to Congressional Quarterly, Wells Fargo has 5,000 employees in Missouri.
Pinnacle Bank: The bank will give full-time employees at its seven branches in Joplin, Lake Lotawana, Sarcoxie, and Webb City a $1,000 bonus.
Fifth Third Bancorp: Employees will receive a $1,000 bonus and will raise the company’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Comcast: The cable giant announced $1,000 bonuses for “frontline and non-executive employees” and plans to spend $50 billion on infrastructure.
The fact that Claire McCaskill opposed these benefits for Missouri families stands as just another example of how she is fundamentally out of touch with the state, and her partisan liberal record makes life harder on average Missourians.